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F1 Manager 2023 launch date confirmed with Race Replay mode details

We finally know when F1 Manager 2023 is coming out with a confirmed release date, pre-order information, and new gameplay features detailed for the racing sim.

F1 Manager 2023 race replay release date: an image of Max Verstappen from the last F1 Manager racing sim game

Frontier Developments’ F1 Manager 2023 is a lot closer than you might think, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. On June 7, ahead of this year’s Summer Game Fest showcase, the racing sim developer has confirmed the F1 Manager 2023 release date alongside exciting new details for the game’s new Race Replay mode. This is just one of the new features that sit this sim in pole position – and, although we’re not sure F1 Manager 2023 could technically count as one of the best racing games out there, it’s shaping up to be brilliant.

F1 Manager 2023 is currently scheduled to launch digitally on Monday July 31, 2023, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC. Although there is a phsyical release planned for an unspecified later date, players who pick up the Deluxe Edition digitally will be able to access the game four days early (on Thursday July 27) and get access to an exclusive Scenarios Pack – something that’s quite important when it comes to the aforementioned new Race Replay features.

In this racing sim, the Race Replay features will offer players access to two types of Scenarios – gameplay experiences that offer something a little different to the traditional career mode gameplay on offer in F1 Manager 2022.

The Starting Grid Scenarios will allow players to pick a team and control them in a race that offers up the same track conditions and grid positions of its’ real life counter-part. If you wanted Charles LeClerc to win in Bahrain at the start of this season, now’s your chance to try and make that happen. In the Race Moments Scenarios, though, you’ll face more of a challenge. This will let you take control of a team in a specific moment during a Grand Prix, with a set objective to complete before the race ends.

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Personally, I think this is a fantastic way to introduce more structured gameplay to a sports sim like F1 Manager 2023. The last game ruined my life, and these Scenarios sound like they’re going to be a fantastic way to take on challenges you might not face in your career mode. There’s no mention of making your own team, though, which is a shame. However, I can’t imagine this is the final F1 Manager game to come out of Frontier Developments – and it’s clearly sounding like an improvement on last year’s release.

With 23 races on the calendar and 6 sprint race weekends to contend with throughout the season, F1 Manager 2023 is certainly going to offer more unique challenges than it’s predecessor. Is it going to be the best game of all time? We think we’d have a hard time convincing you of that. However, for Formula One fans, it sounds like it’s going to be yet-another fantastic way to fill those race-less weekends.